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DeadWing - Lazarus by NEOkeitaro DeadWing - Lazarus by NEOkeitaro
A new one, yeah !
Although I'm not quite satisfied with the result here, I got to say I'm very please to have been able to create the atmosphere I wanted, if you see the stock pictures you'll see it wasn't that easy.
Anyway, this is Lazarus, DeadWing's third song, very calm and slow, and also very sad. The album is a lot about going somewhere (but not here...) we don't really know about, like a radom travel. This is kind of the end of the first step, he leaves the land of the leaving to go... somewhere else. I didn't realise that clear before that this song was about a suicide, so I kind of try to make it clearer in my deviation.
The color scheme is for once very similar to the album, a bit greenish with some orange/burnt areas, and some grungy effect. I'm also very happy 'cause I've managed to put the 'washed up moon through the fog" (beginning of the song, for the ones who don't know it) and for me the valley below was some kind of metaphore which I simply materialzed with the lake.
Anyway, thanks a lot for watching this, and now.... the stocks ! :D


Background

Floral elements / part of the lake : stock.schng => [link]
[link]

Branch (up right corner)
polarized by =vw1956stock

Rope
Suicide rope pack by ~d0gma

And that's it ! Thanks a lot to all those stockers, you do an amazing job :)


Missed the first songs ? go there =>

Porcupine Tree's DeadWing lyrics

1-Deadwing
2-Shallow
3-Lazarus

4-Halo

Featured here:
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:iconstormcorrosion:
STORMCORROSION Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow i love it , i really like what you did here!
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:iconkimjolley:
kimjolley Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Wow...My breath caught and I felt my heart skip a beat when I saw this piece. Evil & beautiful at the same time!
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looking-glass-pear Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
It's breath-taking! gaahhhrrrgh,I had no idea it was about a suicide! I feel like crying now, I just realized what all the lyrics meant~~ sob. Anyway, well done, It really reflects well on the song!
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:iconneokeitaro:
NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :) when I have more time i'll complete this series :)
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Tatilllion Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It´s Amazing!!!
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y2keable Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture would definately not look out of place in Deadwing's album art. The mood you've set is spot on, well done!
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:iconneokeitaro:
NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much, this is the most direct tribute to Lasse Hoile :nod:
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y2keable Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
compliments his work, yeah =)

...most of my inspiration is coming from Mr Hoile at the mo. All I need now is a bald head and a goatee =)
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RaBrBaAz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Why did you have to stop with Halo?? i wanted to see a take on Arriving Somewhere...

but this is my favourite, and currently my wallpaper! soo good!!
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:iconneokeitaro:
NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I'll be honest with you: the Arriving Somewhere picture was supposed to be a car crash ("did you imagine the final sound... the smashing windscreen of a car" or something like that). Thing is, my best friend and girlfriend had a terrible car accident at that moment, and, well... It kind of turned me off car crashes for a while. But she's better now, and I've been taking pictures to continue the series. It will come back soon, stay tuned !
And thanks for the support, overall, I am very glad that you use this as a wallpaper. I would like to make a wallpaper version, but I don't think the stock I used are enough, so it will probably stay that way :)
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Metalblackfae Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! feature here [link] and here [link] :aww:
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:iconneokeitaro:
NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a lot! I added links to those in my artist comments so they can get noticed :)
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leaf-lover Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
This is so beautiful, I think it does both the song and yourself proud. The whole Deadwing series is brilliant. =)
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NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much ! :heart:
Well, I still find those works a bit too "flat", if you see what I mean... It suffers of a lack of depth, to me, especially the first ones... The series is not finished, though, but I had to stop, when I wanted to do the illustration of "Arriving somewhere"... I chose the sentence "did you imagine the final sound of the smashing screen of a car"... and my girlfriend had a car accident. So I'll wait a bit until I can emotionally come back to the subject :)
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leaf-lover Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Aww :petting: I hope she's doing ok?
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:iconneokeitaro:
NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Yeaaaah, she's much better now :) Thanks for asking, this is very kind of you :)
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:iconleaf-lover:
leaf-lover Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Oh good :aww:
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:iconekiriam:
Ekiriam Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Student General Artist
un petite partie de pendu ?
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:iconneokeitaro:
NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Merci pour le fav :p
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:iconboredman:
Boredman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ouuuuuu... pas mal le jeux de mot.
J'y avais pas pensé.
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Ekiriam Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Student General Artist
ouech' chuis en forme !
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:iconvw1956stock:
vw1956stock Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great composition and edit:star:
Thank You very much for using my stock!
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:iconneokeitaro:
NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Professional Filmographer
You're really welcome :)
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skeelar Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
:faint: I thought the last one was really good, but these honestly get better with every picture you do.

I went and looked at the originial photos, and it's true that it must have taken some time to get this mood :D but you did a very good job! ^^

AND! I went and downloaded the Porcupine Tree album, and I can now officially say that your pictures match the moods of the song very well. it's interesting to look at your pictures and then listen to the song.. it always makes me think of the song a little differently.

these are really amazing. :love:
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:iconneokeitaro:
NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Yayyy :D
What a nice comment, that's what I like to hear ! :D
Yeah, the blending wasn't really a easy part, and then I added something like 50 differents layers with various blendings/colors/textures on a background in b&w converted to sepia.
I'm really glad you think the pictures fit with the songs, actually while listening to them looking at the pictures, I wasn't THAT happy with it... But I guess I listen to them for too much time, now, so I'm really happy to have a fresh, new opinion about it. Sure, that's my own interpretation of the songs :nod:
I hope you like the songs as well, if you do you'll probably like all songs from PT, and then... enjoy :D

Finally, thank you very much :hug:
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skeelar Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
^^ well good then! I aim to please :D

oh man, I know how that goes. you finally get the textures and pictures how you like it, only to realize you have 100 layers or something XD such is life.. still! I think you did a very nice job blending it. I wouldn't have really been able to pick out the separate pictures if you hadn't given all the links :D

you know, all this gives me an idea.. my favorite underground band, phathom, would be perfect for a series like this. I might just have to do something.. giving props to the person with the original idea, of course *tips hat* ^^

I do like them! it was different than what I was expecting, but still nice overall. I only got the Deadwing album, so I might have to get the others as well ^^

you're quite welcome! :smooch:
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smileykid Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
i love this new series that your doing, and i think thats its even better that its all comin from songs :P
i always have new pictures jumping around my head when i listen to music it doesnt matter wot it is either :P
so i cant wait to see all the songs from the album that your doing it on :P

luff xx
P.S. this has to be the best one so far :P
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NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Well, yeah, actually the whole concept is based on songs, and actually I think it's way better if you know the songs, especially the lyrics. I think I'll add a link to [link] or something so viewers can actually listen to the song :nod:
I thought for a long time ago to finally do something with all those pictures which literally pop up while listening to a song, and this album is so "atmospheric" I found it perfect :nod:
There's gonna be 9 tracks/pictures plus one, secret, bonus, whatever :D

And yeah, this is probably the best so far. Actually, this might be the best after all, 'cause I really don't know I'll manage to do the next ones :XD:
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smileykid Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
i sure you will mange and i really cant wait to see the next 6/7 pictures to come :P

luff xx
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Boredman Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
"Oooooh une corde ! C'est gentil !
Je vais l'essayer tout de suite..." :crazy:
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:iconneokeitaro:
NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
XDXDXDXD
j'y pensais même plus :XD: t'aimes bien sinon ?
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Boredman Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Bien sûr, j'adore !
J't'ai dit, toute la série, j'adhère... :gallery:
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mockaz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Oh yeah Porcupine Tree. oui, oui, je sais, la classe, tu me l'a déjà dit.

J'adore, "mais" (ah ce mais..) la corde est un peu trop transparente à mon goût.. sauf bien sûr si c'est voulu. Le côté fantômesque..

Dis moi, ça fait longtemps que je suis pas passée par là, j'aime bien l'évolution, c'est que tu deviens un Talent! (wouah la classe, je le connais, je l'ai vue en première!!)
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mockaz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Oh yeah Porcupine Tree. oui, oui, je sais, la classe, tu me l'a déjà dit.

J'adore, "mais" (ah ce mais..) la corde est un peu trop transparente à mon goût.. sauf bien sûr si c'est voulu. Le côté fantômesque..

Dis moi, ça fait longtemps que je suis pas passée par là, j'aime bien l'évolution, c'est que tu deviens un Talent! (wouah la classe, je le connais, je l'ai vue en première!!)
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NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Oui, c'est fait exprès la corde, c'est pour ça qu'elle est flou, aussi. En fait, l'histoire, c'est que le mec regarde le paysage et qu'une voix dans sa tête lui dit de se suicider. La corde en réalité est fictive, c'est lui qui l'imagine :nod: Je sais, c'est pas très compréhensible sur l'image, sorry :blush:
Merci :love: C'est vrai que je suis plutôt content de ce que je fais en ce moment... Ce qui est bizarre, c'est que mieux c'est moins j'ai de visiteurs :XD:
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en-alva Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
i love the effect. the atmosphere. :heart:
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NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I know :heart:
Thanks a lot :D
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Geyzerrr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
awesome!
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NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
May I ask you how did you find me ? :)
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Geyzerrr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
exactly, i don't remember :)
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Void-Hamlet-Herself Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Getting better. :thumbsup:
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:iconneokeitaro:
NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Yay ! Thanks a lot :)
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Void-Hamlet-Herself Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't be afraid to come over to my page and criticize me at will. ;p
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NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Actually, I do often wonder through your gallery.
But it's true I didn't see your last dev ;) Fact is, I have so many watches I don't look at all the new dev everyday... But generaly speaking, I do watch them all at the end ;)
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